BS, Bradley University; MFA, Michigan State University
Andy Head is an Assistant Professor working with both the College of Liberal Arts Theatre Arts Program and the NTID Department of Performing Arts. Since joining RIT/NTID, he has directed "Love’s Fire: Seven Plays Inspired by Seven Shakespearean Sonnets" (2016), an adapted version of "Peer Gynt" with the RIT Orchestra (2017), "Stupid F*cking Bird" (2018), "Cabaret" (2018), and "I and You" (2019). "I and You" was selected to perform at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival for Region 2 in January 2020 and won a 2020 Outstanding Ensemble Production award from the KCACTF National Committee.
Andy completed his graduate studies in Acting at Michigan State University. While there he developed interests in Shakespeare’s work, the canon of American dramatists, devised theatre, and using theatre as a tool for community outreach. Andy has acted professionally with the Michigan Shakespeare Festival, New Harmony Theatre, Summer Circle Theatre, and the Williamston Theatre. Most recently, he's appeared locally in the Rochester Fringe Festival, at the Wallbyrd Theatre Company, and with Blackfriars Theatre.
Andy also carried his theatre outreach work to Ghana, where he served as a Peace Corps Volunteer for two years and created educational theatre pieces with members of his community. Before joining the RIT faculty, Andy taught for the Performing Arts Department at the University of Southern Indiana.
Introduction to Theatre
Introduction to Theatre Online
Introduction to Performing Arts
Traditions of Theatre in the US
Traditions of Shakespearean Theatre
Fundamentals of Acting
Dramatic Theory & Text Analysis
Experiential Learning in Performing Arts
In the News
August 6, 2020
Performing arts classes continue with social distancing in place
WHAM-TV talks to Thomas Warfield, director of dance; Andy Head, assistant professor in the Department of Performing Arts; and Jonathan Kruger, chair of the Department of Performing Arts, about changes to the dance, theater, and music programs.
June 25, 2020
RIT theater production receives Kennedy Center award
I and You, a collaborative production between NTID's Department of Performing Arts and the College of Liberal Arts Theatre Arts Program, has won a 2020 Outstanding Production Ensemble award from the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival.
February 4, 2020
RIT’s College of Liberal Arts, NTID Performing Arts announce 2020-2021 theatrical season
Classic sci-fi; an interpretation of a Tony Award-winning musical; a story of faith and friendship; and New Yorkers struggling with drug abuse, AIDS and homosexuality are all part of a new collaborative season by the NTID Performing Arts program and the College of Liberal Arts.